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The East African : Oct 27th 2014
The EastAfrican 50 APPOINTMENT OCTOBER 25-31,2014 Vacancy for the position of Humane and Sustainable Agriculture Campaigns Manager We are World Animal Protection We end the needless suffering of animals. We influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda. We help the world see how important animals are to all of us. We inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better. We move the world to protect animals. From our International Office in London, we work in more than 50 countries worldwide, creating positive change by exposing cruelty and pioneering sustainable solutions to animal suffering. Humane and Sustainable Agriculture Animal agriculture (farming) is a major economic activity in most countries around the world and employs millions of people from farm to plate: the welfare of farm animals is intertwined with the welfare of those who depend on them for their livelihoods. Farming is also the greatest cause of avoidable animal suffering in the world today, with increasing numbers of animals raised in overcrowded and barren conditions or in cages or crates which prevent them moving freely or behaving naturally. Around the globe, our Humane and Sustainable Agriculture (HSA) teams work to end the suffering of animals farmed for food, and to promote the adoption of innovative, economically viable and productive solutions that meet the welfare needs of farm animals, so that they experience good lives. The Africa Regional Office is currently developing a new strategy for Africa, and is seeking to recruit a HSA Campaigns Manager in order to develop the farming component of the strategy and deliver this crucial work. Main Purpose of Role The HSA Campaigns Manager will support the Programme Director and the HSA Global team in developing and delivering the HSA campaign strategy, in line with World Animal Protection’s global strategy. The Human & Sustainable Agriculture Campaigns Manager will be responsible for developing and delivering World Animal Protection campaigns and projects that will catalyse the implementation of sustainable, high animal welfare farming policy and best practices in target African countries. Duties and Responsibilities Programming • Support the Programme Director and the global HSA team to develop innovative and influential HSA campaign strategies and activities that deliver on World Animal Protections overarching strategic plans • Carry out project planning, oversight and coordination, in line with World Animal Protection’s project management approach, to ensure that the programme makes progress toward its objectives Management • Provide technical leadership in major project components; development of HSA management strategies & plans, corporate engagement, improving policies and legislation • Through institutional strengthening, community-based projects and training; catalyse the development of demonstration models of animal welfare friendly production systems that show the cost benefit advantage of improved animal welfare • • Deliver high quality HSA campaign related activities through effective project implementation and administration, using a participatory and adaptive approach, to create demonstrable animal welfare advances Monitor and evaluate World Animal Protection Africa’s HSA campaigning work so that the organisation continuously learns and improves its projects and networks • With support from World Animal Protection, ensure that projects are in compliance with international norms and donor regulations. • With the support of the Finance and Administration Manager, ensure campaign and project work is carried out with adherence to World Animal Protection’s financial policies and procedures. Policy and Advocacy • Develop effective professional relationships with key external stakeholders and networks relevant to HSA in the Africa region; • With the support of the Policy, Research and External Affairs Manager utilize effective professional relationships with key external stakeholders and networks towards the development of animal welfare friendly policy and legislation in the African continent. • • Provide strategic advice in the area of HSA relating to policy, strategy, impact and external relations for the effective delivery of World Animal Protection global strategic objectives. Collaborate with regional colleagues to ensure that World Animal Protection HSA work is adequately aligned with all regional strategies and priorities. • Support mutual learning on HSA related best practice between regional colleagues and country staff in the Africa region, and between other regions for example, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Communications • Build World Animal Protection’s profile by ensuring that World Animal Protection Africa plays a key role in global HSA campaigns, working with both internal and external stakeholders • Represent World Animal Protection at meetings with external bodies, conferences and other public settings • Ensure that programme activities and outcomes are packaged and communicated effectively to relevant consumers/ audiences to grow World Animal Protection’s supporter base, optimise fundraising potential and mobilise audiences in support of the campaigns. • Develop effective working relationships with World Animal Protection’s international, regional and country offices • Proactively engage with government authorities, decision makers, relevant industry corporates farmers, and other stakeholders • Communicate World Animal Protection’s positions and messages to external and internal audiences, including public fora, the media, political, economic and other influential actors Person Specification Experience/knowledge • • • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Veterinary or Animal Science or relevant agriculture related discipline Strong working knowledge of general livestock industry and production management principles, preferably gained through working experience, expertise in the poultry sector an advantage Clear understanding of animal welfare principles • Demonstrable experience of developing campaign or programme strategies and turning them into action • Significant project management experience, gained through managing multiple projects, ideally across different locations • Proven experience of delivering campaigns (catalysing change) and related activities which have resulted in significant impact and / or brought about change • Proven experience of building, developing and maintaining effective external stakeholder relationships, including with governments, Corporates, civil society, local communities and donors • Experience of working with monitoring, evaluating and impact assessment tools and frameworks • Experience of working in an international NGO environment ideally within the livestock sector (experience in poultry an added advantage). Skills/competencies • • • • • • • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work effectively with global teams Ability to manage and prioritise own workload effectively, work to multiple deadlines & effectively manage internal stakeholder contributions Ability to develop productive relationships with external stakeholders Excellent project management and ability to foster mutual co-operation and good working relationships across internal departments and teams Ability to work internationally and in a multi-cultural environment Flexibility to travel English is the working language at World Animal Protection, although knowledge of another language would be beneficial If you are interested in the above position and meet the above criteria, please send your application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The applications should reach us on or before 10th November 2014.
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